The science of climate change is clear–global temperatures are rising.
The causes and implications are still being debated.
Again, however, climate records are telling–extreme temperatures have become more common and with them extreme weather events, such as drought and flooding. Governments, businesses and individuals need to plan for a future with unpredictable and potentially devastating weather events. Temperature control will no longer be a luxury. Once moderate climate areas will need heating and cooling technologies. Developing nations will need to invest in commercial HVAC systems for all government buildings, schools and hospitals. Wealthy nations need to do their part as well since they have been the greatest contributors of greenhouse gases. See the link to this website for more information. They will need to invest in clean energy sources and divest from fossil fuels. Currently, the oil and gas industries are two of the most heavily subsidized. Finally, they will need to develop plans for the inevitable onslaught of climate refugees–those fleeing their home countries due to uninhabitable conditions in their home countries (for more information on climate refugees, Click this link). The technology for temperature control will need to improve so as not to further contribute to global temperature rise. Things like programmable thermostats, smart HVAC systems, energy efficient heating and cooling and better ductwork and insulation will all need to be developed and improved upon. New climate control technology will also need to be energy saving (for energy-saving tips, consult your utilities provider). Temperature control is the wave of the future. We need to prepare (for more information, consult your HVAC provider).